A Shreveport man was convicted in Caddo District Court Tuesday, September 24, 2019, of numerous drug offenses in the wake of his arrest after a raid on his home by authorities five months ago.
Cameron Terrell Kemp, 39, was arrested April 4, 2019, after the Caddo/Shreveport Narcotics Task Force and the Shreveport Police Department Special Response Team executed a search warrant on his residence in the 3800 block of Tate Street in Shreveport. There, authorities found approximately 188 grams — about 6.6 ounces — of marijuana, a digital scale, a box of plastic bags and incriminating documents. They also recovered several Alprazolam doses in a plastic bag, for which Kemp did not have a prescription.
After deliberating about an hour, the four-woman, two -man jury in District Judge Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett’s court found Kemp guilty as charged for possession with intent to distribute less than 2-1/2 pounds of the Schedule I controlled dangerous substance marijuana, and possession of the Schedule IV CDS Alprazolam.
When he returns to court September 30, 2019 for sentencing, Kemp faces one to 10 years in prison with or without hard labor and a fine of up to $50,000 for the marijuana charge, and a prison term of one to five years, again with or without hard labor, and a fine of up to $5,000 for the Alprazolam conviction.
Prosecutors were Assistant District Attorneys Ross Owen and Erica Jefferson, Kemp was defended by Richard Fisher.